My Best Everything: Book summary and reviews of My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp

My Best Everything

by Sarah Tomp

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An Appalachian summer walks the line between toxic and intoxicating in this debut novel about first loves, broken hearts, and moonshine.

Luisa "Lulu" Mendez has just finished her final year of high school in a small Virginia town, determined to move on and leave her job at the local junkyard behind. So when her father loses her college tuition money, Lulu needs a new ticket out.

Desperate for funds, she cooks up the (illegal) plan to make and sell moonshine with her friends. Quickly realizing they're out of their depth, they turn to Mason, a local boy who's always seemed like a dead end. As Mason guides Lulu through the secret world of moonshine, it looks like her plan might actually work. But can she leave town before she loses everything?

My Best Everything is Lulu's letter to Mason--but it a love letter, an apology, or a good-bye?

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"Written as Lulu's letter to Mason, this is an impressive debut of last summers and first loves, set against the backdrop of faded rural grandeur. Suggest to fans of Sarah Dessen looking for tough-as-nails heroines, enduring friendships, and romance with a side of grit." - Booklist

"Lulu narrates the story in second-person, as a confessional of sorts to Mason, and readers will race to turn the pages as it becomes apparent that Lulu's gamble may result in the destruction of the people she cares about the most. A wholly original and most satisfying debut." - School Library Journal

"...Tomp's descriptions of small-town Virginia life, a blend of haunting beauty and impoverishment, are forceful." - Publishers Weekly

"Despite stumbles, Tomp's smooth prose marks her as a writer with a future." - Kirkus

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Sarah Tomp Author Biography

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Sarah Tomp lives in San Diego, California with her husband and three children. She has an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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